Doctoral School in Experimental Economics (within the Conference on Economic Design)

revised: 30.06.2015

Conference of the Society for Economic Design 2015
Doctoral School in Experimental Economics

“A well-established finding in experimental economics is that institutions matter because the rules matter, and the rules matter because incentives matter.” - Vernon Smith

Date: June 30 - July 1, 2015
Place: santralistanbul Campus, E2-101  

Society for Economic Design (SfED) and BİLGİ Economics Lab of İstanbul (BELİS) kindly invite graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and young researchers to the Doctoral School in Experimental Economics which focuses on the role of experimental economics in testing theory and guiding economic design as it overviews the experimental methodologies.

Gary Bolton (The University of Texas at Dallas)
Jordi Brandts (Institute for Economic Analysis, Barcelona)
Seda Ertaç (Koç University)
Ayça Ebru Giritligil (İstanbul Bilgi University)
Emin Karagözoğlu (Bilkent University)
Charles Plott (California Institute of Technology)


Day 1 (June 30, 2015)
09:00 – 10:00   Registration & Coffee 
10:00 – 12:00   Economics as an Experimental Science (by Emin Karagözoğlu) 
12:00 – 13:30   Lunch
13:30 – 16:00   Experimental Methodology: Lab Experiments (by Ayça Ebru Giritligil) 
16:00 – 17:00   Coffee Break
17:00 – 18:30   Experiments and Communication (by Jordi Brandts) 

Day 2 (July 1, 2015)
10:00 – 12:00   Experimental Methodology: Field Experiments (by Seda Ertaç) 
12:00 – 14:00   Lunch
14:00 – 15:30    Stress testing misbehavior: Using experiments in market design (by Gary Bolton) 
15:30 –  17:00   Break 
17:00 – 18:30    Plenary Talk of SED2015 by Charles Plott
19:30                     Welcome Reception of SED2015

Applications should be sent via e-mail to Ayça Ebru Giritligil at (CC: by March 30, 2015.

Each application should contain a CV and (for graduate students) a letter of recommendation from the advisor. The school will accept a maximal number of 45 participants.

The doctoral school participants are kindly asked to get registered at SED2015 There will be no additional fee for the doctoral school. The participants will be treated lunch as well as coffee/tea/cookies at breaks on both days.

Deadline for registration: May 15, 2015

The doctoral school will take place at the santralistanbul Campus of İstanbul Bilgi University. 

İstanbul Bilgi University offers cheap accommodation possibilities to the doctoral school participants at the contracted private dormitory which is located by the santralistanbul Campus.
The price per person/per night is: 24 Euros (double room) - 31 Euros (single room)

For the doctoral school participants these rates are valid also during SED2015, i.e., from June 29 (check-in) till July 5 (check-out).

Deadline for application: March 30, 2015
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2015
Deadline for registration: May 15, 2015